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Poster: Scribble Date: Apr 10, 2012 6:54am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Films

Rick, I have to again agree with Frank, the visual quality of the new mp4s is undeniably better, a vast improvement over the mpegs, but yes, unfortunately I am getting exactly the same pull-down issues that Frank has so perfectly described. Luckily, I have many of the mpeg2 versions of films I make use of which, unfortunately despite their inferior quality, I would be more likely to use because of their correct pulldown which is very easy to remove.

I really appreciate that this resource has been available for so many years, and yes, I hate being a pain about it, but it would be so incredibly valuable for low/no budget filmmakers to have these files with either proper pulldown...or, even better, no pulldown at all. It would make the files smaller and many productions are being edited at 24fps these days...with pulldown added at the end of the process.

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Apr 23, 2012 7:53am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Films

Just to be clear, what we're doing is digitizing tapes of telecine transfers made between 1984 and 2011. All are NTSC SD transferred at 29.97 fps, but beyond that they could be anything; they were transferred by various facilities at various times on various machines. While we can control the parameters by which we derive mp4s to upload, the transfers are what they are.